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Porous micro/nano structured oxidic titanium surface decorated with silicon monoxide

represents the research concept of the joint project NTC and UKR:
Advanced porous biomaterials functionalized with stem cells for enhanced implant osseointegration.
Novel types of titanium oxidic surfaces were fabricated by a shifted Laser Surface Texturing of titanium in air, producing porous micro/nanostructured topography, and by a subsequent Nd:YAG laser-induced reactive deposition of Ti5Si3 titanium silicide in vacuum, coating this topography with scattered sub-micron particles of silicon monoxide.
Both pristine and SiO-modified laser-structured surfaces were examined for the response of human SCP-1 and murine MC3T3 cells and found biocompatible in terms of cell survival, proliferation and cell morphology.
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